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Last-minute shoppers bolster bottom lines

December 24, 2014

Christmas is one day away, but that hasn’t slowed Starkville’s Christmas shopping season, which was still in full swing Wednesday.

Decorations bring holidays to life

December 24, 2014

About 3.5 years ago, Charles Evans lost his wife Louise.
It was that loss, he said, that led him to begin decorating not only his house but his entire property on Hancock Street for Christmas, filling a wooded area adjacent to his house with lights, inflatables and other decorations. He said Louise always loved decorating for Christmas, and these decorations were a way to honor her memory.

Neal seeks election as Justice Court judge

December 24, 2014

Kennedy Neal of Starkville has announced his candidacy for Oktibbeha County Justice Court judge for District 2.

VIDEO: What to watch for - Orange Bowl preview

December 23, 2014

Sports Illustrated's Ben Glicksman previews the Orange Bowl matchup between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

Mayor vetoes decision on plaque

December 23, 2014

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman has issued a veto against the Board of Aldermen’s vote to strip the names of the previous board from a cornerstone plaque at the new municipal complex.

Today marks 25th anniversary of Sullivan’s fire

December 23, 2014

In recent months, Sullivan’s Office Supply has undergone some hefty changes.

Work on traffic lights may linger into next month

December 23, 2014

A traffic control circuit nearing the end of its lifespan has caused annoyances for drivers along a portion of Lampkin Street, but they may have to endure the issue until after the holidays.

Goree finds succes as local holiday fixture

December 22, 2014

The holiday season comes with traditions for communities across the country and the world, and for Starkville, one such tradition is Mike Goree’s annual role as Santa Claus around the community.
Goree has played the role for many years and has featured as Santa Claus in more than 25 of Starkville’s annual Christmas parades.

Supes delay granting MSU request

December 18, 2014

All signs point to Oktibbeha County and Mississippi State University working more symbiotically on MSU’s South Entrance Road project. But county supervisors say they still need some assurances from the university before allowing MSU to connect its road to a county road.

Work almost done at Unity Park site

December 18, 2014

The finishing touches are going in at Unity Park and organizers remain hopeful that, after years of waiting, the park will finally be ready to open for a planned unveiling on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Miller to stay longer at SSD

December 18, 2014

Starkville School District Athletic Director Stan Miller has delayed his planned retirement, in part due to changes in SSD’s strategy for replacing him.

VIDEO: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

BOA needs more info on Cadence

December 17, 2014

The Starkville Board of Aldermen decided at its Tuesday meeting to put off a decision on a multi-million dollar purchase of Cadence Bank’s downtown headquarters to turn into a new police station, choosing instead to seek further information on the issue.

Starkville collects 278 items for UMMC toy drive

December 17, 2014

Christmas came early for children at University of Mississippi Medical Center’s sickle cell disease clinic in Jackson.

Family receives new Habitat home

December 17, 2014

Flo Henley remembers the apartment where Angela Lindsey used to live with her four children. 
She was part of the Starkville Habitat for Humanity family selection committee that visited the apartment, and she said it only had two rooms, with Lindsey’s four children all living in one of those rooms. They slept, she said, on a bunk bed and one single bed with a trundle. 

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